Videogames Aim For Olympic Recognition

Chris Morris at CNN’s Game Over column reports that there is a push on for possible representation of pro gaming at the 2008 Olympics. From the article: “Television
networks are getting interested, too. NBC’s USA Network will air a
series of seven hour-long shows featuring Major League Gaming
tournaments this fall.

But financial and network interest don’t earn a sport an Olympic
berth; Just ask fans of golf, motorcycle racing and bowling – or, for
that matter, baseball, which (along with softball) will be dropped from
the Olympics in 2012. And the fact that video gaming is so technology
dependent could be particularly damaging.”

Source: slashdot